Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Erich Kiehl

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 20:31; Exodus 33:7-34:35; John 1:13; John 1:14-18; John 21:26; Revelation 1:1-18; Revelation 19:13;


The purpose of this study is to trace the origin and meaning of the λóγος of John in the Prologue. The main question in this study is why John used the Greek word λóγος instead of one of the many other terms from the Old Testament or Greek philosophy which were familiar to the readers of his Gospel. Another question is what was the intention of John by adopting the Greek term λóγος in the Prologue.

One of the basic principles of this study is to search for the meaning of the Johannine λóγος in the context. That is, the context of the Prologue of John and its relationship to the rest of the Gospel is crucial to have correct interpretation of the Johannine λóγος. To find the canonical context of the Johannine λóγος, its relationship to the Old Testament is to be studied.

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